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Tips for Staging your Waterfront Home



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By : M Shane    99 or more times read
Spring and summer is a natural time for waterfront property owners to have their homes on the market. The bright sunshine and the tranquil landscape combine to create an ideal impression for buyers looking for that perfect water-view home. But, like every other home sale, waterfront homes need to be prepared and staged to properly draw in home buyers.

One of the first things that waterfront home owners will want to take into consideration when preparing their home for sale is safety and accessibility. While every home sale should be preceded by repairs to ensure the safety of home buyers and agents looking at the property, waterfront homes can be potentially more dangerous if these steps aren’t taken.

Homes that have beach front access should have that access checked to make sure that any pathways to the water are safe for agents and their clients to walk down, especially if the home is well above the height of the water. Paths should be checked for erosion and stability, while decking and railings should be checked to make sure that they’re structurally sound.

Along with standard staging techniques, another great focus for staging a water-view home is really highlighting the view. Make sure that your windows are clean so that potential buyers have a clear view of the landscape. Open the curtains or blinds so that visitors can easily see the vision that they would be treated to on a daily basis.

For water-view homes that have an outdoor relaxation area, whether it is a deck or an area in the backyard, consider staging those areas as well. Set up an outdoor living room on your sundeck or in your back yard. Stage these outdoor areas so that potential buyers feel invited to sit and enjoy them. If they feel comfortable enough to relax and enjoy the view, they might be more inclined to buy the home.

Lastly, there is the matter of the beach itself. If your home is right on the beach, or even if you can just see the beach from your home, consider how the shore looks from your home or yard. While there is nothing that you can do about the shape of the landscape, there is something that you can do about litter or other similar issues on the sand. While probably not officially your responsibility, taking time to clean up the beach of any refuse washed ashore can make for a much more favorable impression to buyers than plastic or discarded cans washed up on shore.


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